Pradeep Kottayam

Pradeep K. R. (1961 – 17 February 2022), professionally credited as Pradeep Kottayam, was an Indian actor who primarily worked in Malayalam films and some Tamil films. He is best known for his comedic roles. His role in the 2010 Tamil film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa gave him a breakthrough after a dialogue received public attention.[1][2][3][4][5]

Pradeep Kottayam
Born
Pradeep K. R.

1961
Died (aged 61)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • LIC officer
Years active1961 – 2022
Spouse(s)Maya
Children2

CareerEdit

Pradeep Kottayam started his acting career in 2001 with the film Ee Naadu Innale Vare, directed by I. V. Sasi. In his early stages of his career, he worked as a junior artist, appearing in mainly non speaking roles and uncredited roles. He has appeared in many movies including Rajamanikyam and 2 Harihar Nagar as a bystander in crowd scenes or a non-speaking role. He got a breakthrough in Gautham Vasudev Menon's hit film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, he had the role of the uncle of heroine Trisha Krishnan which was well noticed. His dialogue in a Tamil movie Vinaythandi Varuvaya "karimeen undd...fish und...mutton und..." became famous in the industry.

His best known works include Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu, Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Life of Josutty, Kunjiramayanam, Welcome to Central Jail, Amar Akbar Antony, Adi Kapyare Kootamani and Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan.[6] He is known for his special style of rendering dialogues. Mostly, he played comedy, supporting and cameo roles. Pradeep also won the Best Supporting Actor for various roles at 2nd Asianet Comedy Awards 2016. He last acted in Aaraattu starring Mohanlal and directed by B. Unnikrishnan.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Pradeep was married to Maya. The couple has two children.[8] He died from heart attack at a private hospital in Kottayam on 17 February 2022, at age 61.[9][10][11][12]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
List of films and roles
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Ee Naadu Innale Vare
2002 Kalyanaraman
2004 Kanninum Kannadikkum
2004 4 The People
2005 Rajamanikyam
2008 Lollypop
2009 2 Harihar Nagar My Big Father
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa George, Jessie's uncle in Kerala Tamil film
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu Film
2010 Electra Man in the cemetery
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha George, Jessie's uncle in Kerala Hindi film
2012 Thattathin Marayathu
2012 Chumma Anand's father Serial on Amrita TV
2012 Banking Hours 10 to 4 Police Constable
2013 Amen Police Officer
2013 5 Sundarikal
2013 Raja Rani Nivitha's Father Tamil film
2013 Philips and the Monkey Pen Pavithran Sir
2014 Manja
2014 Naku Penta Naku Taka Sridharan
2014 Bhaiyya Bhaiyya Registrar
2014 Lal Bahadur Shastri Thara's father
2014 Ithihasa Aloor Uncle
2015 Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu Head Constable
2015 The Reporter Chittappan
2015 Oru Vadakkan Selfie Shaji's Father
2015 Nanbenda Tea Shop Owner Tamil film
2015 Ennum Eppozhum Canteen Supplier
2015 Reporter Chittappan
2015 Oru Second Class Yathra Joppan
2015 KL 10 Patthu Registrar
2015 Acha Dhin CCTV Operator
2015 Namasthe Bali
2015 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Himself
2015 Viswasam Athalle Ellam Solomon
2015 Utopiayile Rajavu Poornachandran
2015 Jamna Pyari Radhika's Father
2015 Kunjiramayanam Beverages Employee
2015 Life of Josutty Josutty's Uncle
2015 Urumbukal Urangarilla Sulu's husband
2015 Kohinoor Karunakaran
2015 Amar Akbar Antony Chakappan
2015 Salt Mango Tree Shameer
2015 Adi Kapyare Kootamani Bhanu's Relative
2015 ATM
2016 Appuram Bengal Ippuram Thiruvithamkoor
2016 Kadhantharam Elias
2016 Puthiya Niyamam Thalathil Sreenivasan
2016 Hello Namasthe Mohanan
2016 Ithu Thaanda Police Rasheed
2016 Theri Police Constable Tamil film
2016 Darvinte Parinamam Parthan
2016 Shikhamani
2016 Mudhugauv Doctor
2016 Aadupuliyattam Kunji Narayanan
2016 Karinkunnam 6S Coach
2016 Anyarku Praveshanamilla Director Ittikandom
2016 Welcome to Central Jail Shivan
2016 Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan Dasappan's father
2016 Kavi Uddheshichathu..? Broker Kunjose
2016 Aanandam Professor Kanjikuzhi
2016 Ore Mukham Librarian
2017 Godha Captain's Brother And Cook
2017 Cappuccino
2017 Oru Visheshapetta Biriyani Kissa Mathew
2017 Sunday Holiday
2017 Konjam Konjam Bruno Tamil film
2018 Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam Maydathan
2018 Kalyanam Aravindan
2018 Kamuki Principal
2018 Mohan Lal Sethu's uncle
2018 Suvarna Purushan
2018 Laughing Apartment Near Girinagar
2018 Padayottam
2019 Janaadhipan Sivadasan
2019 A for Apple
2019 Oru Adar Love Principal's Secretary
2020 2 States
2020 Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte
2021 Pappantem Simontem Piller
2022 Aaraattu
2022 Mathamgi Panchayath Madhavan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kottayam Pradeep Famous Movie Vinnaithandi Varuvaya Dialogue". Mathrubhumi.
  2. ^ "'കരിമീൻ ഉണ്ട്, ഫിഷ് ഉണ്ട്...'; ഒറ്റ ഡയലോഗിൽ 'ഹിറ്റായ' കോട്ടയം പ്രദീപ്". ManoramaOnline (in Malayalam). Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Kotttayam Pradeep: സിനിമാ സംഭാഷണങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് സ്വന്തം ഭാഷ്യം രചിച്ച നടന്‍". Asianet News (in Malayalam). Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  4. ^ "ചിമ്പുവിനോട് പറഞ്ഞ ഡയലോഗാണ് തന്റെ ജീവിതം മാറ്റിമറിച്ചതെന്ന് പ്രദീപ് എപ്പോഴും പറയുമായിരുന്നു". Kerala Kaumudi. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Kottayam Pradeep| മകനെ അഭിനയിപ്പിക്കാൻ എത്തി നടനായി; സംഭാഷണം കൊണ്ട് ശ്രദ്ധേയനായി; കോട്ടയം പ്രദീപ് താരമായതിങ്ങനെ". News18 Malayalam (in Malayalam). 17 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Pradeep Kottayam". cochintalkies.
  7. ^ "'ആറാട്ടിലെ' ആ സീൻ രസകരമായിരുന്നു: പ്രദീപിനെ ഒാർമിച്ച് ബി ഉണ്ണിക്കൃഷ്ണൻ". Malayala Manorama.
  8. ^ "Malayalam actor Kottayam Pradeep dies at 61". OnManorama. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  9. ^ Unnikrishnan, Hiran (17 February 2022). "Actor Kottayam Pradeep passes away". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Malayalam actor Kottayam Pradeep passes away at 61 in Kerala". India Today.
  11. ^ "നടൻ കോട്ടയം പ്രദീപ് അന്തരിച്ചു". Malayala Manorama.
  12. ^ "Malayalam actor Kottayam Pradeep passes away at 61 in Kerala". India Today. Retrieved 17 February 2022.

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